Hamburger Upside-Down Casserole With Biscuit Topping

Hamburger Upside-Down Casserole
Hamburger Upside-Down. Diana Rattray
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
753 Calories
47g Fat
42g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 753
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 930mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Protein 42g
Calcium 532mg 41%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy ground beef mixture is topped with soft biscuit dough and then the casserole is baked until the topping is browned. I used a small carton—about 1 1/2 cups—of crushed tomatoes in the casserole instead of tomato soup, and it was very good.

It's meant to be turned out onto a platter, but I found it easy to scoop servings with a large spoon.

Serve this ground beef casserole with a tossed salad or fresh sliced tomatoes for a nice everyday meal. If you like this casserole, you might also want to try Classic Hungry Jack Beef and Biscuits Casserole.


  • 1 pound ground beef (at least 85% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup celery (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup  onions (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 small clove garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 can/10 3/4 ounces condensed tomato soup (or 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes)
  • Parsley Biscuit Topping:
  • 2 cups flour (sifted and all-purpose)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold shortening
  • 3 tablespoons butter (cold)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (minced and fresh)
  • 1 cup milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat the oven to 425 F/220 C/Gas 7.

  3. In a large, heavy oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef in hot oil. Add remaining celery, onions, bell pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic, and tomato soup. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Drop parsley biscuit topping (instructions below) over hot mixture in skillet.

  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.

  6. Carefully turn the casserole out (upside-down) onto a large platter OR scoop servings out onto plates with a spoon. Serve immediately.

  7. Enjoy!

Make the Biscuit Topping

  1. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. With fingers, a pastry blender, or forks, in the shortening and butter. Stir in parsley and milk, only until flour is moistened. Drop onto the hot ground beef mixture and gently spread. Bake as directed above. 

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